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XO Communications Recognized as Leading Ethernet Services Provider
February 16, 2012 / 1:00 PM / 6 years ago

XO Communications Recognized as Leading Ethernet Services Provider

XO Communications today announced that it has been ranked among the top
tier Ethernet service providers by Vertical Systems Group, a leading
market research and strategic consulting firm for the networking
industry. In its year end 2011 U.S. Business Ethernet Services
Leaderboard, Vertical Systems Group ranked XO Communications #5 among
U.S. business Ethernet service providers in terms of enterprise
installations of Ethernet services.

    Vertical Systems Group's biannual Leaderboards are industry benchmarks
for measuring business Ethernet market presence. For the third straight
year XO Communications has been ranked by Vertical Systems Group on its
U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard. XO Communications increased
its market ranking to fifth position at year-end 2011 from eighth
position on the mid-year 2009 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard.

    "We are very proud of this recognition of our leadership position among
U.S. business Ethernet providers," said Don MacNeil chief marketing
officer at XO Communications. "We have been able to increase our rank by
focusing on service innovation, being easy to do business with, and
continually expanding the reach of our nationwide Ethernet network to
serve millions of businesses. XO Communications will continue its
Ethernet services leadership by delivering the most robust Ethernet
network and services platform in the industry."

    "XO Communications first achieved a U.S. Leaderboard position in mid-2009
and remains a strong player in this growing market," said Erin Dunne,
director of research services, Vertical Systems Group. "It has been a
leader in expanding the nationwide availability of Ethernet through a
variety of access technologies, like Ethernet over copper. This has
opened the benefits of Ethernet to more businesses which has helped XO
see the growth that it has each year."

    With one of the largest Ethernet networks in the United States, XO
Communications offers a robust portfolio of Ethernet services that enable
businesses to connect and deliver applications, data and information
seamlessly over their Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network
(WAN). The XO Ethernet services portfolio includes:

--  Ethernet VPLS - Multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet WAN ideal for
    enterprises to connect key locations, transport special applications
    with protocol transparency, and maintain separation of different
    network domains;
--  Ethernet Private Line - Point-to-point Ethernet connectivity ideal for
    businesses looking for dedicated bandwidth between office locations;
--  Ethernet Hub - Point-to-multipoint Ethernet solution ideal for
    connecting branches or offices to centralized headquarters or data
--  Ethernet Access - affordable, scalable Ethernet access to deliver
    Dedicated Internet Access, VoIP and MPLS IP-VPN services across an
    enterprise network.


For more information about XO Communications' Ethernet service
capabilities, visit the XO Ethernet Services overview on

    About XO Communications
 XO Communications is a leading nationwide
provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and IT
infrastructure services for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers
and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the
Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content
providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination
of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and fixed wireless
capabilities, XO Communications offers customers a broad range of
services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 85
metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information,

    About Vertical Systems Group
 Vertical Systems Group
( is recognized worldwide as a leading market
research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible
quantification of the networking industry. 


Media Contact:
Chad Couser
XO Communications
T: (703) 547-2746 

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